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    High Sierra fly-in adventure

    A Washington state pilot turns his Cessna 170 on course for the 2016 High Sierra fly-in with a play-by-play account of his journey to the 7th annual high desert backcountry event.

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Don't have the experience no-how to do what you guys do - just lurking and learning - please keep posting!
Around the Campfire
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Wow, that really looks nice. What is the minimum speed you have to carry in order for the airplane to ski on the tires, below flying speed, and yet not have the tires sink into the...
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I really like the 850 - 800 nose setup. Once airglas had their stc modified for different tire sizes I didn't have an excuse not to buy the kit anymore.
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As to the owner calculating a new weight and balance after removing or installing seats, the PILOT in command is required to calculate a weight and balance (and there are several manners...
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I've done a pretty solid amount of research ont he Kolb aircraft. Based on numerous positives and very few negatives, I settled on the Kolb Firestar 2 for an off-road, low-budget, fun-only...
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